Fire Dept. Saves Man From Drowning; Under Water 15-20 Minutes When Found
At 3 p.m. this afternoon, San Angelo police were dispatched to a possible drowning in the Concho River near the RiverStage.
Officers made contact with several witnesses who stated that a man had fallen into the water. One witness stated the man came up several times and appeared okay. Witnesses told police they saw the man resting near a stone pillar near the Chadbourne Street Bridge. One witness stated that the man then went under and did not reappear. Several witnesses said that they attempted to locate the man but were unsuccessful.
Members of the San Angelo Fire Department arrived and entered the water. They were able to locate the victim who was unconscious. The victim was transported to Shannon Hospital where he is in critical condition.
It is believed the victim was under water for a period of 15 to 20 minutes.
Police identified the drowning victim as 61-year-old Oscar Longoria.
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